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Duelling Liberal, NDP conventions a pre-election glimpse into campaign readiness

By Samantha Wright Allen      

It was more important for NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to distinguish his offer from the Liberal government, say politicos, with both parties presenting resolutions that offered similar progressive policy solutions. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh each tested pre-election messaging as they closed their respective conventions this past weekend, with Mr. Trudeau ignoring the New Democrats and Mr. Singh taking credit for boosting the government's pandemic response. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The recent back-to-back Liberal and NDP policy conventions offered a chance for party brass to test pre-election campaign messages on a captive audience, say strategists who suggest the governing party presented a “well-oiled” machine while the New Democrats struggled to get policy proposals air time.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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